If you want to know the essential of Rio and the most beautiful exclusive places off beaten path, here is a visit that should fill you.
Built at the beginning of the 20th century in honor of the Chinese tea culture and imported to Brazil, the monument of Vista Chinesa offers a wide green panorama of the southern zone of Rio. The hike has easy access, leading to the viewpoint on a steep and demanding climb, but it bears fruit with one of the most beautiful peaks in the city!
Unknown even for many inhabitants and hidden by buildings of Barra da Tijuca, Gig贸ia Island shelters about three thousand inhabitants.
Arriving on the island, you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. The environment is calm and alternative. No streets or cars, residents and visitors walk all the way through the alleys. "Welcome to another dimension. Yes, it is almost a return to the past or in a few minutes, you find yourself in an environment of the most beautiful! Do not panic, the internet works!
Cicero Bar is one of the most popular on the island. The restaurant is right across the canal, and offers cold beer or caipirinha made to order. The house, however, is known for its fish stew and seafood. The dishes are simple and well served! I recommend the "Moqueca de Camar茫o" for those who love shrimp.